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WASHINGTON — Remember when President Joe Biden declared his Afghanistan withdrawal an “extraordinary success”? Well, now the Biden administration is trying to convince Americans that the supply chain crisis and inflation we are experiencing is an extraordinary success as well.

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For more than 40 years, Democrats in Sacramento have talked fervently about reforming the 1978 Proposition 13 and some of its landmark limits on property taxes, but time and again they’ve done nothing when presented with real opportunities for positive change.

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The United States has rarely been as divided as it is today — red states vs. blue states, vaxxers vs. anti-vaxxers, the woke mob vs. insurrectionists and Houston Astros fans vs. decent human beings. Some people think the problem is not that Americans are too divided but that they are not div…

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The Antelope Valley Press lost one of its own on Tuesday night. Death is never easy to deal with and process, but when it hits close to home, it’s that much harder.

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What kind of world do we live in when a woman can be raped in public, while people around her watched and recorded the incident on their phones, with no intervention whatsoever?

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As the House Committee tasked with investigating the Jan. 6 US Capitol attack was expected to hold a crucial meeting on Tuesday night to set up a House vote, it looked like Steve Bannon was going to become a sacrificial lamb.

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Colin Powell was the first Black US secretary of state, but to the politicians he worked with, he was more than that. He was a man that “spent a lifetime working to help our country,” according to Bill and Hillary Clinton.

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If there is one universally recognized principle in American political life, it’s that the president of the United States should want Christmas to come off without a hitch.

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Nine years ago Massachusetts voters defeated a ballot initiative that would have legalized physician-assisted suicide for the terminally ill. But the campaign to allow doctors to prescribe lethal drugs for dying patients never ended, and bills to overturn the voters’ decision have regularly …

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Americans are facing mounting frustration with the economy, pandemic and politics and now those trying to travel have found that getting from one point to another isn’t as easy as it used to be.

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One thing for sure: If Gov. Gavin Newsom had lost the recall election, if replacement candidate Larry Elder now awaited taking over the state’s top political job shortly, there would be no doubt about what Democratic US Sen. Dianne Feinstein must do: resign.

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Sticker shock has become commonplace for the American public, as we continue to pay more for goods, food and gasoline. No one knows what it’s like to experience pain at the pump more than Californians.

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The United States is one of the richest societies on earth — but one with more than its share of poverty. While American capitalism has done wonders to raise living standards for the great majority of people, it has left millions out of this prosperity.

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A “frivolous lawsuit” is how one letter writer described the case involving former Antelope Valley Union High School District Board president and current Board President Jill McGrady. She even went as far as to say the Antelope Valley Press should not have given it any space in the newspaper.

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Just recently, a sexually violent predator was placed in the Littlerock/Sun Village area, despite protestations from residents. Now, the residents on the East side of Lancaster stand to gain a new neighbor who’s also a sexually violent predator.

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News that Francis S. Collins is stepping down as director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is a bit like hearing that Santa Claus is handing off his reindeer reins to a newer, younger version of St. Nick.

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As Democrats in Washington struggle to suspend the debt limit, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is publicly floating two options that might avert a default.

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While the greens in America, including their champion zealot, President Joe Biden, howl their primal screams over climate change, the rest of the world is turning to coal. The dark stuff. The satanic fuel. But it’s back big-time across the globe.

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It affects every part of the Antelope Valley, but especially the more secluded areas. Refrigerators, furniture and even tires dot the landscape, creating an eyesore and an environmental hazard.

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WASHINGTON — Often the spy business is about betrayal. But for the CIA in Afghanistan, even amid the catastrophic US withdrawal in August, the story in recent months has largely been about keeping faith with its local partners. Nearly every one of the agency’s secret allies got out safely, k…

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WASHINGTON — After two days of testimony by our military commanders on the Biden administration’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, here is what we have learned: Joe Biden is (as the president once termed a skeptical town hall attendee) “a lying, dog-faced pony soldier.”

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Californians would be well advised to remember well this month’s recall election aimed at firing Gov. Gavin Newsom and replacing him with someone who drew far fewer votes than the no side did on the ballot’s other question.

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The thieves are at it again in the Antelope Valley — actually, they probably never stopped their activity; we just seem to become more aware of it now and then.

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Donald Trump’s presidency was the era when liberals learned to love federalism. From California to Massachusetts, governors and legislatures in blue states decided that resistance to federal dictates was a crucial way to uphold progressive policies.

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President Joe Biden keeps boasting that all the new jobs his programs will supposedly create will be “good-paying union jobs.” But, Joe, what about the 93% of private sector workers who are not members of unions? Does he care about them?